Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Fentress County

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Fentress County in General

The Appalachian-Ozark area: Fentress County, TN. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1934. 5 pp. (Rural problem areas survey report #20).

Atkinson, Luther. Remembrances. N.p., 1992. 88 pp. (taken from the author's newspaper columns).

Best of the Fentress County Bluegrass & Crafts Festival. Cookeville, WCTE- TV, 1983. 1 videocassette, 60 min.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly (Fentress County, Preliminary #20). Nashville, TSLA, 1970. 49 pp.

Butts, Charles. Geology & oil possibilities of the northern part of Overton County, TN & of adjoining parts of Clay, Pickett & Fentress counties. Nashville, Williams Print. Co., 1919. 45 pp.

Clarke, James N. To those seeking homes & health: Fentress County, TN, its advantages. Allardt, the author, 1883. 11 pp.

Ensor, Allison. "The birthplace of Samuel Clemens: a new Mark Twain letter." TN Studies in Lit. 14 (1969), pp. 31-34.

Fellowship United Baptist Church, 1857-1992. Jamestown, Courier, 1993. 83 pp.

Fentress County Hist. Soc. History of Fentress County, TN. Dallas, TX, Curtis Media Corp., 1987. 707 pp.

Fentress County, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.

Fentress, Willie B. "James Fentress." AHM 7 (1902), p. 178.

Glenn, Leonidas C. The northern coal field included in Fentress [& other] counties. Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1925. 478 pp. (TN Geol. Survey Bull. 33-B).

Goodpasture, Albert V. "Mark Twain, southerner." THM (ser. 2), 1 (1931), pp. 253-260. (reprinted in TN old & new, vol. 2, pp. 280-287).

Hogue, Albert R. Davy Crockett & others in Fentress County who have given the county a prominent place in history. Jamestown, n.p., 1955. 32 pp.

Hogue, Albert R. History of Fentress County, TN, the old home of Mark Twain's ancestors. Nashville, Williams Print. Co., 1916. 165 pp. (reprinted 1994 by Genealogical Pub. Co.).

Hogue, Albert R. John M. Clemens, the father of Mark Twain. N.p., 1927. 7 pp.

Hogue, Albert R. Mark Twain's Obedstown & Knobs of TN: a history of Jamestown & Fentress County, TN. Jamestown, Cumberland Print. Co., 1951. 91 pp.

Hogue, Albert R. One hundred years in the Cumberland Mountains along the continental line. McMinnville, Standard Print. Co., 1933. 92 pp. (reprinted 1977 by Fentress County Hist. Soc.).

Humphrey, Valerie L. "The burial customs of Fentress County, TN." 1973. 10 pp. (student paper, Riedl Collection, UT Library)

Kort, John R. An economic profile of Fentress County, TN: a statistical overview. Knoxville, UT Tech. Assistance Center, 1975. 81 pp.

Newsletter. Vol. 1, 1989-. Fentress County Hist. Soc.

Patton, C.D. Conflict in the Cumberlands. N.p., n.d. 85 pp.

Pinckley, Wilma R. Fentress County history as I reviewed it. Jamestown, Fentress Courier, 1987. 160 pp.

Pinckley, Wilma R. Hill country history as I renewed it. Jamestown, Courier, 1989. 112 pp.

Pinckley, Wilma R. Little Crab as I knew it. Jamestown, Courier, 1986. 52 pp.

Pinckley, Wilma R. Local history as I pursued it. Jamestown, Courier, 1988. 80 pp.

Pinckley, Wilma R. Mountain history as I rescued it. Jamestown, Courier, 1990. 140 pp.

Pinckley, Wilma R. Our upper Cumberland heritage. Jamestown, Courier, 1993. 80 pp.

Pinckley, Wilma R. Wilma recalls: local history. Jamestown, Courier, 1991. 124 pp.

Pinckley, Wilma R. Wilma recalls-- treasured memories. Jamestown, Courier, 1992. 132 pp.

Soil survey, Fentress & Pickett counties, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1995. 117 pp.

Study of natural gas availability in Fentress County, TN for development of a gas transmission system for the TN Dept. Ec. & Comm. Dev. Oct. 19, 1981. Tulsa, OK, Keplinger & Associates, Inc., 1981. 2 vols.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Taxpayers Assn. Report upon its survey of the finances & management of the government of Fentress County, TN, an analysis of the county's income, expenditures & indebtedness, 1934. Nashville, TN Taxpayers Assn., 1935. 107 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Fentress County. Knoxville, TVA, 1934. var. pp.

TN Valley Authority. Regional Soils Database. Important farmland in Fentress County, TN. Nashville, TVA, 1981. 1 map.

Tharp, Mel. "Johnson rods, horseshoe bread & other TN colloquialisms." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 40 (1983), pp. 74-77.

Tharp, Mel. "A social study of mountain folk humor." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 43 (1977), pp. 186-187.

US Farm Sec. Admin. Survey of agricultural labor conditions. Washington, D.C., n.p., 1937. 11 vols. in 1.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Moodyville, Pall Mall, Sharp Place, Barthell SW, Riverton, Jamestown, Stockton, Honey Creek, Wilder, Grimsley, Burrville, Rugby, Clarkrange, Jones Knobb.

Wheeler, Hazel. The history of Wilder, Davidson, Highland Junction, Sandy & the hollow. N.p., 1992. 60 pp.

Wright, Rev. A. B. Autobiography of Rev. A. B. Wright. Cincinnati, Cranston & Curts, 1896. 447 pp. (reprinted 1977 by Fentress County Hist. Soc.).



Allardt, a history. Jamestown, Fentress Courier, 1986. 132 pp.

Allardt Missionary Society, Allardt, TN. The Allardt cookbook. (5th ed., rev.) Allardt, Lola Gernt & June Bagse, 1953. 76 pp.

Clarke, James N. & Annetta Gerntt. "History of Allardt." THM 9 (1925-26), pp. 185-189.


Buffalo Cove

Peavyhouse, Will C. A history of Buffalo Cove, Fentress County, TN. N.p., 1969. 32 pp.



Hale, William T. True stories of Jamestown & its environs. Nashville, Methodist Pub. House, 1907. 156 pp.

Wheeler, Hazel. Jamestown: back then... & now: containing 194 photographs reminiscent of the past & the progress in recent years. N.p., 1990. 100 pp.

Wright, Absalom B. "Jamestown Circuit". (In Autobiography of Rev. A. B. Wright of the Holston Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, pp. 63-78, 94-173)



Crabtree, Font F. The Wilder coal strike of 1932-33. George Peabody College thesis, 1937. pp.


Alvin York & York Institute

Alvin C. York Industrial Institute (Jamestown, TN): information about the Alvin C. York Industrial Institute, "America's tribute to Sergeant York." Jamestown, n.p., 1927. 16 pp.

Andrews, Peter. Sergeant York: reluctant hero. Illustrated by Charles Brey. NY, Putnam, 1969. 95 pp. (juvenile).

Birdwell, Michael E. The making of the movie Sergeant York: a journey from reality to myth. TTU thesis, 1990. 113 pp.

Cowan, Samuel K. Sergeant York & his people. NY, Funk, 1922. 292 pp. (reprinted 1960 by Fentress County Hist. Soc.).

Hoobler, James A. "Sergeant York Historic Area." THQ 38 (1979), pp. 3-8.

Humble, R.G. Sgt. Alvin C. York: a Christian patriot. Circleville, OH, the Churches of Christ in Christian Union, 1966. 41 pp.

Kinder, Sambra R. A brief history of the early years of the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute. Carson Newman College thesis, 1990. 56 pp.

Lee, David D. Sergeant York: an American hero. Lexington, KY, U. Press of KY, 1985. 162 pp.

McGaw, Robert A. "A likeness to Sergeant York." THQ 27 (1968), pp. 329- 340.

Pattullo, George. The second elder gives battle. Nashville, Brandon Print. Co., 1919. 19 pp.

Ridout, George W. The greatest soldier of the war: story of Sergeant Alvin York, the Christian soldier who went through the great war winning the highest honors ever given a private, his testimony & life sketch. Louisville, KY, Pentecostal Pub. Co., 1923. 16 pp.

Sergeant York: a Warner Bros./ First National picture; directed by Howard Hawks; produced by Jesse L. Lasky & Hal B. Wallis; screen play by Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch & John Houston. MGA/UA, 1969. 137 min.

Sergeant York & Red Dust. [2 complete radio dramas; sound recording]. Pelican, 1973. (Sergeant York originally broadcast Jan. 18, 1942, starring Gary Cooper with Joan Leslie & Walter Brennan; Red Dust originally broadcast Oct. 6, 1949, starring Clark Gable & Ann Southern.)

Sergeant York: the man behind the hero: unit containing four lesson plans. Murfreesboro, MTSU, 1992. 18 pp. (elementary school lesson plans)

Shanks, Maudean W. History of Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute, Jamestown, TN, 1926-1992. Allardt, the author, 1994. 345 pp.

Skeyhill, Thomas J. Sergeant York, last of the long hunters. Philadelphia, PA, Winston, 1930. 240 pp. (reprinted 1993 by Christian Book Gallery, St. John, IN.).

Testimony of German officers & men anent Sergeant York. Fort Humphreys, D.C., Army War College, 1936. 26 pp.

Weddle, Ethel H. Alvin C. York, young marksman. Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs- Merrill, 1967. 200 pp. (juvenile fiction)

York, Alvin C. Sergeant York, his own life story & war diary. NY, Doubleday, 1928. 309 pp.

York Farm, Pall Mall, TN. Washington, D.C., National Park Service, 1991. 1 sheet.

York, Gracie Williams. The reminiscences of Mrs. Alvin "Sergeant" York. Glen Rock, NJ, MCA, 1976. (series: TN Regional Oral History Collection of the Memphis Public Library, pt. l, no. 8)